In this blog post, I will talk about setting intentions for your day to create business success.
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I’m a great believer in setting intentions for your day. Setting intentions is a great way to activate the Law of Attraction. If you’ve never done Law of Attraction before, and want to know what I mean a nice little book to get you started is ‘Excuse Me, Your Life Is Waiting’ by Lynn Grabhorn.
Another one you may know is ‘The Secret’ by Rhonda Byrne. There is a bit of controversy around The Secret because people don’t believe it’s ‘proper’ Law of Attraction. While it does focus more on material things, it was a great introduction for me into it.
What is Law of Attraction?
Well firstly, let me start by saying I am not a teacher of it, I just use it for my life, so just take what you like from my random musings! I’ve ‘manifested’ (brought in) lots of fabulous things into my life, such as a training job, a new car, people, opportunities and more.
It’s basically the idea that what you focus on is what you attract, that thoughts become things.
The thinking is that if you FEEL poor, you’ll attract less money coming your way. If you FEEL sad, you’ll attract more sad things in your life etc. etc.
I come from a religious background, my family are all very religious. What I love about the Law of Attraction is that it’s all very positive. You’re not going to be damned and sent to hell if you don’t do this or that (but hey, that’s just my personal experience of it and I’m very much a person that believes in live and let live’) Everyone has their own way to be spiritual, and this is mine.
If you’re up for a bit of ‘woo’ then read on.
(I hadn’t heard of ‘woo’, or ‘woo woo’ which is what ‘woo’ is short for, until a few years ago, and wondered what on earth it meant. I like to think of it as a set of spiritual beliefs – magical thinking if you like, and while it can cover all sorts of different areas, you get to choose how much ‘woo’ you allow into your life)
How do you set intentions?
The way I do intention setting is to think about how I want each day to go, how I want to FEEL.
One of the strategies I use is a fun little Law of Attraction exercise I learned a few years ago from one of my mentors, Geraldine Kelly, where you simply draw a line down the centre of a piece of paper. On one side you put all you want to do that day and on the other you treat the Universe as your employee and write down all of the tasks you want them to do.
You can really have fun with it. It definitely shifts your mindset where you are delegating those tasks you’re either not sure how to do, or you need some support with. You’ll be amazed at what can happen when you do.
Mike Dooley, a New York best selling author and speaker, has a similar exercise where you draw a triangle on your page. At the top of the triangle you write your overall goal and then on each side of the triangle you write what you want to do and what you want the Universe to do. Both are pretty much the same. My Virgo brain can’t cope with the triangle though because there’s no room to write what I need and it looks messy!
For an intention, you simply think about what you want to be/do/have and then release it as if it’s already happened.
You can even do what’s known as ‘future segmenting’, where you set an intention for the next block of time, i.e. this morning I want to be/do/have x,y,z. Just have a play with it and see where it takes you.
Remember to really get into how you want to FEEL. Ultimately, you want to be thinking how you can bring fun and happiness into what you’re doing and that can help. When you do that you’ll be getting into really good feelings and that will attract more things to feel good about.
You then just need to trust that whatever you’ve set as an intention is possible, and let go of the attachment to the outcome. That can often be the hardest part!
Think of what you could intend for your business:
- Easy to write copy for your website
- A steady stream of clients coming your way
- Lots of content ideas so that you know exactly what to write for your blog posts, newsletters etc.
- Getting your fabulous message out to exactly the right people so that you can really make a difference in the world
- And cappuccinos of course!
And SO much more….
Call To Action:
Set your intentions for this coming week. What would be a fabulous outcome for you by the end of the week?
Write down whatever comes up for you. Release any fears that might come up around them. You can guarantee those pesky mindset monkeys will try to lead you to believe that what you’ve written isn’t possible. Clear that up as quickly as possible.
What would you love to achieve, and how you can use the Law of Attraction to help you achieve amazing things in your business?
Once you’ve got your list write down one action that you’ll take to help you make it happen, i.e. If you wrote an intention of having a steady stream of clients, what action could you take today to invite people to want to talk about working with you?
Setting intentions is part of the process, taking action as well though is when the magic happens!
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